Associate Degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science

Create Your Path to a Health & Fitness Career

The associate degree program at Bryan College in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science (APTES) offers a broad range of learning opportunities. In addition to receiving preparation for national certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the curriculum provides hands-on experience in world-class facilities, where you’ll work one-on-one with fitness experts and certified professionals. Our APTES degree program was designed based on current competencies outlined by ACSM and NASM – so you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand.

Program Highlights

As a student at Bryan College, you’ll attend a top exercise science college where you’ll gain extensive knowledge and experience with course curriculum including:

  • Exercise science, nutrition and personal trainer certification preparation.
  • Technical fitness knowledge needed to give you an advantage in your career.
  • Critical business skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
  • The cost to take one national certification through NASM or ACSM is included with the program tuition.

When you receive an accredited associate degree in APTES from Bryan College, you’re immediately prepared for the job market. Our comprehensive course of study improves your marketability and potential. To request a current copy of the program catalog, faculty directory or any other information, please complete the Request Information Form.

Credentialed Faculty and Individual Support

At Bryan College, we believe that success in the growing fields of exercise science and personal training demands a different approach to education. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing you a unique, hands-on fitness experience from qualified educators. Your instructors include certified personal trainers, exercise science specialists, and experts in the field of health and wellness. Your instructors will help coach and mentor you individually to ensure you are able to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to real-world scenarios. Once you complete your program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to confidently transition to the professional work environment.

Flexible Study

Take day or evening classes at our campus located conveniently off the 50 freeway in Rancho Cordova:

Bryan College Sacramento
2317 Gold Meadow Way
Gold River, CA 95670

An Education that Keeps on Giving

At Bryan College, we know that education is a lifelong pursuit. That’s why we give our graduates the opportunity to return and audit any previously completed course that is still being taught and has space availability. No tuition will be charged for taking a refresher course, because we believe in keeping our graduates educated for life.

Your career success is at the core of our mission. Our lifetime job placement assistance and accessible alumni network allow us to keep contributing to your success long after you’ve graduated. It’s another privilege of attending Bryan College—and we’re proud to offer it, anytime our graduates need it.

Further Your Education

Once you complete the Bryan College APTES Associate Degree program, you may wish to continue your education at the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree level. Bryan College maintains an articulation agreement with California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) and Globe University that allows you to transfer your Bryan Associate Degree to Cal U or Globe University for credit. For more information, please complete the form above. Download the Globe University Bachelor’s Degree brochure here. For more information, please speak with a Bryan College Admissions Representative.

We invite you to experience Bryan College today by completing the Request Information Form and one of our friendly admissions advisors will contact you promptly. To view graduate testimonials, please click here.

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